Intuition: It’s Real and It’s Wiser Than You Know

If not coincidence or luck, then what else could account for exceptional cases of intuitive hunches? Studies say we have a “sixth sense.”

Intuition is defined as knowing something without knowing how you know. There are two ordinary types of intuition; there’s also a third type that is more mysterious. The ordinary types involve forgotten expertise and unconscious perception. The former refers to cases where expertise becomes so automatic that the details are no longer consciously available. Examples include nurses […]

When Instagram Becomes Our Meditation Mat

What if we used our passion for taking photographs as a means for getting to know ourselves, others, and the world around us more deeply?

“It is estimated that one trillion photographs will be taken this year,” says photographer and Zen practitioner, David Ulrich. With high-quality cameras on our phones, digital photography and the advent of platforms such as Flickr and Instagram, we have all become photographers – perhaps taking dozens of photos over a week. But what kind of […]

Melanin Rich Wellness: Koya Webb

This world-famous holistic health expert and yoga pro wants everyone to feel the love.

Black History Month is a time for celebrating our sheroes and heroes. So this month (and beyond) we’re putting black American wellness influencers in the spotlight who deserve more shine. These influencers are making a difference when it comes to giving a face to minority health along with making wellness more accessible to a diverse […]

Building Your Meditation Practice—One Minute at a Time

Practical, actionable advice on how to squeeze meditative moments out of your busiest days.

You’ve probably heard how great a regular meditation practice can be for your health, but it may not be enough to inspire you to get started. When you’re trying to juggle a career, family, and a social life among all of life’s minutia, it can seem like there isn’t a moment to spare—especially for sitting […]

Zen and the Art of Living in the Present Moment

Six mindfulness exercises to help you relax and live in the moment, from wake up to bedtime.

When we think about mindfulness, many of us think of yoga and meditation. While these healthy habits are definitely worth incorporating into our wellness routine, they take time to cultivate. Whether you’re new to the concept of mindfulness, or simply want to build your practice with easy, small steps, here are six ways to tweak […]

Joyful Communication

What would it be like to share only happiness with every text, email and word we spoke? The Buddhist practice of "Right Speech" offers some useful insight.

“I am committed to cultivating loving speech and deep listening in order to bring joy and happiness to others and relieve them of their suffering.” This beautiful intention is one of the Buddhist Mindfulness Trainings and refers to something the Buddha called “Right Speech” – communicating in an honest, kind and calm way. It is […]

Tired of Being Tired? Try Yoga Nidra

45 minutes of this rest cleanse is as beneficial as three hours of sleep.

“If you want to get something done,” my grandmother used to say, “ask the busiest woman you know.” That woman is probably you. And you’re probably really tired. We women are busy, busy, busy. There’s pressure to do it all, have it all, be it all. Tired is our new normal, and that’s not okay. What […]

Lose Weight Without Losing Your Mind

Health and wellness expert Tiffany Cruikshank says you can train your brain to use meditation to curb your cravings.

It’s that time of year when it’s safe to pause your Hulu Live account. Who needs to stream old-school holiday specials, like Frosty the Snowman? Although, there’s a valuable lesson in this childhood classic: One of life’s biggest challenges is believing in things that cannot be explained. Somehow we view meditation and losing weight the […]

Pondering Powerful Life Lessons with Poet and Philosopher, Mark Nepo

Inspirational quotes from Nepo's latest book, Things That Join the Sea and the Sky, help us navigate life with a deeper appreciation and a lighter step.

When life is getting sticky and the thought of, “why me?” appears and lingers, and conversely when life just feels a little too comfortable, and I catch myself smugly believing that “Oh, I totally got this,” I seek out the words of philosopher Mark Nepo. In the fast pace of life that can sweep us […]

Somatic Meditation

Forget quieting your mind. Meditate with your body instead.

“The body knows things directly, immediately, nakedly, without any conceptual overlay.” — Reginald Ray, The Practice of Pure Awareness Many traditions teach us to meditate from the top down – focusing on the mind and our thoughts. Somatic meditation teaches us to begin with the body. We settle into our body to find deep presence; […]
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